On 1 September 2020, the First Minister announced that there would be an Independent Review of Adult Social Care in Scotland as part of the Programme for Government. The Review is chaired by Derek Feeley, a former Scottish Government Director General for Health and Social Care and Chief Executive of NHS Scotland. Mr Feeley is supported by an Advisory Panel comprising Scottish and international experts.  The independent review commenced immediately after the announcement in the Programme for Government and will report by January 2021.

The principal aim of the review is to recommend improvements to adult social care in Scotland, primarily in terms of the outcomes achieved by and with people who use services, their carers and families, and the experience of people who work in adult social care. The review is taking a human-rights based approach as follows:

  • Phase One:    The review panel will develop an understanding on the needs, rights and preferences of people who are using social care services
  • Phase Two:    Using information and evidence, the review will consider what change is needed
  • Phase Three: The review will consider funding, delivery, governance and regulation and how continuous improvement can be assured

Cosgrove have contributed to Community Care Providers Scotland (CCPS) response, and have submitted views from Cosgrove stakeholders via the “People At the Centre” programme facilitated by Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland.

Here is Cosgrove’s organisational response: independentreviewsubmissionnovember22hg.pdf